A Must Read For All Home Security System Owners.

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Today, no city, suburb, or neighborhood is immune from residential break-ins. Research shows that the greatest deterrent effect is achieved through a combination of efforts, including strong community education activities, participation in “Neighborhood Watch” programs, installation of adequate locks and door systems, utilization of proper lighting systems, and use of quality security alarm systems. As […]

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Market Watch Commentary – October 2013

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BC’s real estate market is enjoying an increase in sales after last year’s slump. It was just over a year ago (July 2012) that the Finance Minister announced new mortgage rules. He reduced the maximum amortization period from 30 to 25 years, and restricted lenders to home equity loans of 80% instead of 85%.  The […]

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The Best Ways To Winterize Your Garden

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This is the ideal time to prepare your garden for the winter months ahead. Properly winterizing the garden will not only help plants survive the short gray days and bitter nights that winter brings, it’s an important step in ensuring the garden will produce colorful flowers in the spring. While it appears as if all […]

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It’s a Great Idea To Inspect the Neighborhood Before Buying In

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One of the most neglected due-diligence duty done by homebuyers is a thorough screening of the prospective neighborhood. There is a Russian proverb that goes:       ” Don’t buy the house, buy the neighborhood.” While prospective buyers spend a lot of resources on the home inspection, various surveys and appraisals, they often settle for a cursory […]

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Some Great Tips on Extending the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

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Your garbage disposal or garburator is one of the most used and abused appliances in your kitchen. Lack of attention and grinding up the wrong items can lead to clogs, jams, blockages, odors and costly plumbing bills. Many disposal problems are completely unnecessary and can be avoided. We have compiled a list of foods that […]

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